Linux Web Hosting vs Windows Web Hosting

Posted on January 13, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Linux Web hosting vs Windows Web hosting

Those new to the world of web hosting must be confused between picking a Linux server and a Windows server. Today I'll try to shed some light on this subject.

Most of you must be looking for a server to host their website with few pages. Most of you might be considering a CMS (content management system) like WordPress or Drupal. Here are few points which will help you in making the right choice.

I am a Windows user, so should I select a Windows server?
No. Your server is completely different from your PC. You may be using Ubuntu, Windows or Mac OSX but that won't make it any difficult to use a Linux server or Windows server.

I'm on a budget, is Windows worth the extra cost?
Unless you are using .NET, ASP for your website, Linux hosting is an excellent alternative. It supports PHP and MySQL – the technologies which power some amazing CMS like WordPress (my favorite), Drupal, etc.

Is Linux safe?
Yes, it generally more safe than Windows server, see this page.

I've been using Linux servers for the last 4 years and I love its ease and simplicity. So my final verdict is, unless you want to use ASP, .NET Linux hosting will fetch you more bang per buck.

Good luck!

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